The day is coming, it's approaching pretty quickly. If you haven't already booked somewhere (I won't judge!) for Valentine's Day in London I have FIVE very different options for you and your loved one.
Have a scroll!
LONDON COCKTAIL CLUB
Last year for Valentine's Day, my boyfriend surprised me to a boozy evening here. We lingered down dark steps, opened a heavy door into an even darker intoxicated room. It was so crowded and so loud. But after a few eccentric cocktails I didn't care about shouting across the table.
Why I highly recommend it is because of the bartenders showing off their magic. They bang glasses, lip sync to the heavy rock music, and offer great advice when it comes to tackling the immense booklet of the drinks menu.
If you can't be bothered to slide on that V-Day special red dress accompanied with the rouge lipstick, a very casual attire is welcomed here.
Take a look at how I spent last year's Valentine's Day.
Try not to spend the whole dinner staring at the ceiling or taking snaps! I haven't heard incredible reviews on how spectacular the food is, people fall in love with the surroundings more. How can you blame them. This is a charming, top of the list, most romantic restaurant to spend your Valentine's Day at. I wonder how many people have been engaged here? Probably every day!
So your partner isn't the cocktail drinker? And doesn't fancy wear a suit or fancy dress just to eat? This year the 14th lands on a cosy Sunday. And what does Sunday mean in London? Roast! Don't go to your local pub, or make your mum slab you up a meal. The Spaniards Inn is the oldest pub in London. A country pub in the city, it is said Keats wrote Ode to a Nightingale here. All together that's historic, romantic and guaranteed a homely roast. If you celebrate Valentine's Day on the Saturday instead then this is a hangover remedy.
KENSINGTON GARDEN ROOFTOP
Unfortunately V-Day doesn't always fit into our budgets. Yes, we want our partners to understand how special they are to us. Sadly some special moments can mean £££.
Fear not my money-saving friends. Spend your Valentine's Day for free!
Start the morning off by rustling up breakfast for your dearest in bed. Watch Sunday Brunch on Channel 4 (my fav). Then hop on the tube or bus to Kensington. Now, it's a bit weird to find this place because it is right at the top of the High Street Kensington shops!
Once you'll find it, you'll never forget about this magical place.
A Spanish, Tudor and a hint of Asian infused garden. Hunt for the flamingos and ducks that live there. Take a selfie - a couple selfie - a couple of couple selfies. Just take lots of pictures to share to everyone. I went here for my anniversary and it's insane how not many people know about this enchanting place above the hectic high street!
Yes, it's free to visit the gardens!
This is for my foodies. The ones who forget to take a food photo for insta because they cannot resist. This is for second dates or further, as you'll be covered in BBQ hot sauce. It's not a pretty sight, but a delightful taste. If you and your partner have a mutual love for food, unite and love at MeatLiquor.
They give you everything one big tray. So sharing is caring on Valentine's Day!